Musk: Tesla Aims to Produce 200K Cybertrucks per Year
On the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk informed that the company plans to produce 200,000 Cybertrucks annually. Deliveries of this futuristic vehicle are planned for November 30, and over two million reservations have already been placed. This is much more than the previously planned volume of 125,000 units per year. Previously, Musk also added that production could potentially increase to 250,000 units by 2025.
In the almost three-hour interview, Musk said, “We’re aiming to make about 200,000 a year at point production — maybe a little more, but I just can’t emphasize enough that manufacturing is much harder than the initial design,”
The Cybertruck was initially introduced in November 2019 in Los Angeles and was delayed for two years. Back then, the starting price was said to be $39,900. However, exact specifications and pricing are still unknown to buyers. The fully electric vehicle will be available in two variants with a weight of 6,000 and 7,000 pounds (2,722 kg and 3,175 kg, respectively) and an acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in under 3 seconds. Hence, the Cybertruck is in the same weight category as the all-electric pickup truck from Ford, the F-150 Lightning. Furthermore, the Cybertruck features optional bulletproof glass, while the frame is made out of bulletproof steel panels. Another interesting option will also be the beast mode version.
Musk also talked about the challenges of the Cybertruck manufacturing. During an earnings call in October, he said, “If you want to do something radical and innovative and something really special – the Cybertruck is extremely difficult because there’s nothing to copy – you have to invent not just the car but the way to make the car,”
Tesla Inc. is an American automotive and clean energy company headquartered in Austin, Texas, founded in 2003 in San Carlos, California, US.